Monday, 8 July 2019
Margaret Medlyn: A life on the stage - resilience & grit. Margaret learned a lot about resilience and grit from her upbringing and from her extensive operatic career. Early on she had to take many small roles, just to make her way in the theatre and later she discovered that she much preferred palying baddies! Despite the apparent glamour of the field, Margaret believes that the life involves experiencing fear, exhilaration and boredom. She pointed out that above all, a singer has to be able to take criticism - to accept it and learn from it. Eventually Margaret moved on to teaching voice at Victoria University. She has completed her doctorate an her doctoral thesis has been turned into a book 'Embodying Voice'. Students at the Vic School of Music will be performing two Puccini gems - Suor Angelica and Giani Schicchi, 16-19 July at the Hannah Playhouse.